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PBS
Feb 20, 2013 7:00pm PST
pressure on asian stocks. japan prime minister is leaving for washington on thursday for talks with u.s. president barack obama. ahead of the bilateral meeting a top u.s. trade official made comments on the free trade deal. this is a topic that abe has placed at the top of the agenda. u.s. trade representative ron kikr says japan should be willing to negotiate all items to join talks on the tpp. his remarks came at an interview with reuters news agency. kirk says the u.s. and other tpp participants have never allowed any country to have certain countries or products protected before talks began. abe is looking for some assurances from obama. we are seeing tokyo stocks down .4 of a%. i'll leave you with a check at markets. >>> investigators in algeria have been collecting evidence and building a case as they probe a deadly hostage siege at a gas plant. islamic militants stormed the facility and took hundreds of workers hostage. at least 39 people, including ten japanese, were killed. nhk has learned more about the group responsible. we've obtained video showing the militants training i
PBS
Feb 19, 2013 7:00pm PST
agenda. he's heading to washington to meet with u.s. president barack obama. white house officials say they'll discuss economic issues, the u.s.-japan security alliance, and their approach to north korea. north korean officials launched a rocket in december. they said they put a satellite into space. but western leaders say they were testing technology for a ballistic missile. some security analysts say such a missile could reach the u.s. west coast and could carry a nuclear payload. north korean scientists carried out another underground nuclear test last week. and authorities in pyongyang have hinted they may conduct another rocket launch before the end of this year. abe and obama will meet on friday at the white house. japanese government officials say the leaders will discuss the deployment of a second x band radar. u.s. army personnel already operate those systems at an air self-defense force base in northern japan. one government official says the additional system will make it possible to track missiles aimed at japan or the u.s. >>> a north korean diplomat made another kind of
ABC
Feb 22, 2013 5:00am PST
battle is expected next week, 15 g.o.p. senators have urged president obama in a letter to withdraw hagel's nomination saying he lacked bipartisan support and the confidence to do the job. >> president obama is welcoming japan's new prime minister to the white house today, arriving in washington, yesterday, and he is the 5th prime minister of japan since president obama took office. they will meet in the oval office. there is a japan and china territorial dispute and north korean nuclear test. he is a keen advocate of stronger relations with washington, dc, that remain key to u.s. policy in asia. >> ahead, flu vaccines, who gets the best and the least protection from the flu shot. >> after 6:00, the commuter warning bart is send dog any passengers planning a late night trip in or out of san francisco. >> the friday before the oscars and what would they be without the rivers? and we will show you how to and we will show you how to throw a [ male announcer ] citibank's app for ipad makes it easy for anne to manage her finances when she's on the go. even when she's not going anywhere. citiba
CNBC
Feb 21, 2013 4:00am EST
about 0.25% in this as shinzo abe is heading to washington for talks with president barack obama. that meeting will take place tomorrow. for more on how markets are trading ahead of that, let's get out to li sixuan. >> take a look at the damage report behind me. you can see how the fed minutes spooked investors here in asia. the nikkei slipped 1.4% from its 52-month high while investors remained cautious ahead of the decision on the next boj governor. construction equipment makers were down after caterpillar reported slowing sales for the quarter ending in january. but battery maker gs yuasa is up 8% over hopes of a long-term fix for battery problems. >>> and yesterday's rebound in china was all but forgotten. the shanghai composite down 3% today after being slapped by tightening fears. commodity players raised the possibility of a qe exit. developers and cementmakers lost ground on news that beijing will press ahead with measures to cool housing prices. shares in hong kong lost 1.7% today weighed down by resources, developers and financials. china's top retailer bel internationa
CSPAN
Feb 20, 2013 9:00am EST
hayden spoke in washington. the obama administration is expected to announce new measures today including possible fines and/or trade actions against china or any country guilty of cyberas the not. officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly about the transaction. attorney general eric holder has a briefing scheduled on this later this afternoon. the defense department is holding a briefing today on civilian furlough. those sequester cuts hitting on march 1st. we have live coverage of the news conference starting at 1:00 eastern. auld this week the u.s. senate is on its presidents' day recess we are focusing on booktv and prime time. tonight at 8:00 eastern memoirs and biographies beginning with supreme court justice sonia sotomayor. and 9:25, cynthia helms, will a former cia director richard helms remembers her introduction into the world of secret intelligence. at 10:20 eastern the life and career of "national review" publisher. william rusher. .. >> we have shortened the board meetings considerably. we have stayed away from the details a
CSPAN
Feb 17, 2013 10:30am EST
washington to michelle obama. season one begins monday night at 9 east -- and 9:00 eastern and pacific. and what's the program earlier in the day live at 2:00 p.m. eastern on c-span. next, president obama and his state of the union address. he talks about minimum wage income control. this is an hour and 15 minutes. mr. speaker, mr. vice president, >> mr. speaker, the president of the united states. [applause] >> thank you. thank you. [gavel] thank you. members of congress, i have the distinction of presenting to you the president of the united states. [applause] >> thank you. thank you. thank you very much. thank you so much. thank you. thank you very much. thank you. mr. speaker, mr. vice president, members of congress, fellow americans, 51 years ago, john f. kennedy declared to this chamber that "the constitution makes us not rivals for power but partners for progress." "it is my task," he said, "to report the state of the union -- to improve it is the task of us all." tonight, thanks to the grit and determination of the american people, there is much progress to report. after a deca
CSPAN
Feb 19, 2013 7:00am EST
times -- above the fold in the washington times, a story about president obama's agenda, risky to red state democrats, immigration reform, climate change, increasing taxes, including gun control, all risky to red state democrats. above their head line, they have a picture of the senator that republicans are targeting, mark romneyin alaska -- mitt got 55% of the 2012 vote. in arkansas, mark pryor, mitt romney with 60%. in louisiana, and mary landrieu, mitt romney got 57%. in montana, max baucus, mitt romney with 55% of the vote. in north carolina, kay hagan up for reelection, mitt romney, about 51% of the vote. south dakota, tim johnson, mitt romney, 58% of the vote in 2012. these democrats, looking closely and hesitantly at president obama's agenda, on the issues he laid out in the state of the union address. also, a story about senator johanns, republican of nebraska, he has decided that he is not going to run for reelection in 2014. that is the story many papers have this morning. possibly the governor of that state could consider are wrong. senator mike johanns, not running in 2014
CNBC
Feb 19, 2013 4:00am EST
bank's new governor next week. prime minister ship zoe abe will leave for washington this thursday to meet president obama and will return to japan on sunday. abe will likely pick the possible candidate after returning to japan. abe's pushing for aggressive monetary easing. he will bick a nominee who supports his vision to achieve the 2% inflation target. the leading candidates for the boj governor include toshiro muto. a another prominent county is haruhiko kuroda. the asian development bank's president for a 2% inflation target and was a top currency diplomate in the late 1990s. kazamata iowata is a strong candidate. he's an advocate of more quantitative easing. the current boj chief will step down on march 19th. back to you, kelly. >> let's get a view on this from michael plasnik. so where does the yen go from here? >> i think it's important to take into context the comments made by abe and aso. you have to reverse engineer the situation. they're not going to be able to hit a 2% inflation without a significant yen weakness. so they need the yen to weaken about 40%, auto% in orde
CSPAN
Feb 19, 2013 8:00pm EST
it to president obama to drive canada into the arms of china. i want to ask paul -- or in washington are skeptical about that. they say that they will send this oil to china, but will they get the pipeline built? what are you seeing on how likely this will be for a pipeline to the east coast or west coast anytime soon? >> there are substantial options. it is open. there are substantial opposition. it is not a vote-getter in british columbia where it needs to look at it. look at the rhetoric around the post keystone period. it was a little overheated duri. they tried to demonize environmental groups and stuff like that. there hasn't been a fundamental questioning, but there has been a sense that it was too hard. watching from afar, one of the things that stood out in the state of the union address tonight was what he said he read -- what he said. and we cannot get congressional action, we will take executive action. one of the actions he can take is reject the keystone pipeline. that would allow him to -- that is something that -- [talking over each other] >> it was really going to be on the broade
CSPAN
Feb 22, 2013 9:00am EST
.ncicap.org-- >> japanese prime minutester is in washington meeting with president obama this hour and later this afternoon speaking at the center for strategic and international studies. we'll have that live at 4:00 p.m. eastern. this week the governors are in washington. we'll begin our coverage live on saturday morning we delaware governor and also the oklahoma governor. that will be followed by a couple of round table discussions on employment disabled and the royal of states in cyber security. and more live coverage on sunday here on c-span starting at 9:30 and later in the day it will be a focus on education with connecticut governor and iowa governor. that is this weekend mga coverage here on c-span. >> i think it's pretty accurate that they don't play by the rules in most cases. i think they bend the rules to fit their circumstance. i think americans and a lot of westerners tend to be more legalistic when we go into things. we want things on a contract. we think that's the be all and end all. where the chinese will sign any contract and then the minute the ink is adry they'll try to interpret it to
CSPAN
Feb 20, 2013 8:00pm EST
that stance on the horizon in washington. the exciting new trade negotiation that president obama announced last week between the united states and the european union will create the world's biggest bilateral deal with it comes to fruition, a trans- atlantic partnership that will match the scope and ambition of our trans-pacific partnership talks. but our work is far from over. seven of the 10 fastest-growing countries are on the african continent. and china understanding that, is already investing more than we do there. four of the five biggest oil and gas natural discoveries happened off the coast of mozambique last year. developing economies are the epicenters of brokers and their open for business. and the united states needs to be at that table it. if we want a new list of assistance graduates, countries that used to receive aid from us, we cannot shy away from telling this story to the american people, to your members of congress, and to the world. let me emphasize, jobs and trade are not the whole story and nor should they be. the good work of the state department and usaid is measur
CSPAN
Feb 19, 2013 5:00pm EST
and the process of the secretary general's comments to the washington post last week. >> two good, model questions in terms of their brevity. the question also raises the issue of proliferation in the region. one reason the obama administration says the iranian nuclear capability is such a threat is because it would cascade to proliferation around the middle east, but love it if you could address that as well. >> i will answer the questions posed very quickly. i am just a dot middle east expert. this session on iran is talking about iran, but i have a great deal of sympathy for the sentiment. i do believe north korea is a very big problem. we often have the debate if iran is irrational. from what i understand about north korea, you could barely fill a symbol. my sense is they are not always entirely rational either and there are some things going on in that regime that could lead them to do things that are irrational and that worries me enormously. the issue of proliferation gets to north korea as well. proliferation is a very big concern about iran's nuclear ization. it is one reason i suggested
MSNBC
Feb 23, 2013 11:00am PST
advocates now prefer to use. >> the washington with post, lynn sweet from "the chicago sun-times," thanks to you both. >> thank you. >>> first lady obama? her element last night and we'll dig into how the first lady's second term in the white house might look more political than the first. >>> first, this wasn't the guy that they were expecting. leon panetta is in europe today representing the u.s. as secretary of defense in the meeting of world leaders. chuck hagel was supposed to be there and we'll let you know how the congressional haggling is playing out on the world stage. you're watching msnbc, the place for politics. [ female announcer ] total effects user kim scott still looks amazing. but with kids growing up fast, fighting seven signs of aging gets harder. introducing total effects moisturizer plus serum. for the ninety-two practices, two proms, and one driving test yet to come. she'll need our most concentrated total effects ever. a body at rest tends to stay at rest... while a body in motion tends to stay in motion. staying active can actually ease arthritis symptoms. but if y
CSPAN
Feb 22, 2013 2:00pm EST
with president obama in here to talk about u.s.-japanese relations. >> the more important you are in washington, the worse you are treated when you come to a building. there were six elevators, you could take any one you wanted. you have to come on the trash elevator. we make you come down to reserve room. that is what it means when you are important. it is called security. we are delighted to have the prime minister here. this is an exciting time for us. we know of his leadership through the years and we are really delighted to have him here. we are excited that he can be with us today. i would especially like to say words of thanks for our colleagues. we are delighted to have you here, a senior advisor to the prime minister is here. the deputy chief and cabinet secretary. the ambassador is here, one of my bosses. i have to recognize him. a great service for america and japan, we are delighted to have you here. and the governor from alaska, he is our closest state to japan and has the keenest interest in japan. it is wonderful to have you here, governor. there is a new word in washington, the
CSPAN
Feb 19, 2013 1:00am EST
that the entire ecosystem of applications on a platform. >> in his state of the union address, president obama proposed raising the minimum wage to $9 an hour. but the next "washington journal," a look at how that will affect the economy. more about the president's economic proposals with jennifer eric sent from the center for american progress. we will take questions on the president's proposals for immigration, education, and manufacturing. a representative of the american indian congress talks about tribal relationships with the federal government and cultural issues within the native american community. "washington journal" is live every day on c-span at 7:00 a.m. eastern. >> china is communism in name only today. the preserve the power of the members of the communist party. they basically through most of the the ideology aside when the country was opened up, and it is now capitalist haven. condi is now in china, they talked at great lengths about marxism, leninism, but it is all about preserving the power -- the party's power economically as the country grows. they threw aside most vestig
CSPAN
Feb 20, 2013 1:00pm EST
the kind of delay and disruption that stance on the horizon in washington. the exciting new trade negotiation that president obama announced last week between the united states and the european union will create the world's biggest bilateral deal with it comes to fruition, a trans- atlantic partnership that will match the scope and ambition of our trans-pacific partnership talks. but our work is far from over. seven of the 10 fastest-growing countries are on the african continent. and china understanding that, is already investing more than we do there. four of the five biggest oil and gas natural discoveries happened off the coast of mozambique last year. developing economies are the epicenters of brokers and their open for business. and the united states needs to be at that table it. if we want a new list of assistance graduates, countries that used to receive aid from us, we cannot shy away from telling this story to the american people, to your members of congress, and to the world. let me emphasize, jobs and trade are not the whole story and nor should they be. the good work
CSPAN
Feb 19, 2013 9:00am EST
to the "washington post" last week? >> okay. two good modeled questions in terms of their brevity. the question, also, i think raises the issue of proliferation around the region. one of the reasons why the obama administration says that iranian nuclear capability is such a threat is because it would lead to a cascade of proliferation around the middle east so i'd love it if you could address that as well. >> sure. first, i'll answer the question as posed very quickly, which is i'm just a dumb middle east expert, okay? [laughter] there's a session on iran, i'm talking about iran, but i have a great deal of sympathy for the sentiment which i think north korea is a big problem. in fact, we often had the debate is iran rationale, how would they behave? what i understand of north korea, you can barely fill a thimble what i know about north korea, but my sense is they are not entirely rational either or there's things in that regime that lead them to do things that are not rational to other people. that worries me enormously. taking it to the issue of proliferation. i think proliferation is a very big con
CNBC
Feb 20, 2013 6:00am EST
't mention the obama-care tax or payroll tax or any of that. those are all headwinds, too. >> listen, i think the impasse in washington is just crazy right now. i am absolutely for not having the sequestration. it's just too blunt of an object. >> but the two sides have not been able to -- >> zero. >> no common room -- common ground. >> if you could cut 85 you wanted to cut? >> in a nanosecond. >> do you have 85 you want to cut? >> do i know it off the top of my head. i think you need to still hit the revenue side. you need revenues and spending to be that fly% differential, you have to get there. you need revenues up by 18%. >> do you get that growing or additional taxes? >> i don't want to use the word taxes and i'm not trying to -- i don't think we're talking about tax rates here. there are certainly revenue loopholes we could be closing. >> we're supposed to close those to lower marginal rates. >> but we didn't. >> simpson-bowles we were lowering marginal rates and closing loopholes. now, we raise annual rates and you close loopholes. >> it's important we don't have these blunt objects be
CSPAN
Feb 20, 2013 12:00pm EST
time. i am a canadian but go to school here in washington. i was wondering if you could spend a few moments giving your opinion on what the stakes are fort obama in this decision to be a i wonder if this is a high-stakes issue and can you risk alienating the key environmental support or is it a concern for him where she's not really at risk of losing the key constituencies here? >> it's a good question. and i will tell you the easy questions never come to the president's desk. that's part of the job. he's got an of difficult decisions to make. and i think the stakes are high. i think the stakes are high because the environmental community until recently and is pretty unified on this issue. canada is very forceful on the issue and as i said earlier, the facts matter and as they've now gotten into the act and a number of governors have as well, he has got to balance all sorts of different political constituencies along with the reality that, you know, every dollar that you invest, 90 cents gets reinvested back to the economy, he's worried about the economic recovery, so he's not just
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